Posted: Wednesday, 06 February 2013 4:36AM
Xgr: Private School Vouchers
Governor Mike Pence's proposal to expand Indiana's private school vouchers is rekindling the same debate which accompanied the program's creation.
Vouchers are currently reserved for low-income families.
Pence wants to expand eligibility to foster kids, special education students, children of veterans, and siblings of students already receiving vouchers.
The bill would also increase the maximum voucher amount from 45-hundred dollars to 65-hundred, and eliminate a requirement that students spend a year in a public school first.
Families who meet the income guidelines when they first enroll could double their income without being kicked out of the program.